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From Festival 2016
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Join us at our 12th Festival July 28 to August 6, 2017

Welcome! The 2017 Midsummer Music Dream / Songe d'été en musique Music School and Festival will be held from July 28 to August 6. This will be our 12th season of making music in the Eastern Townships of rural Quebec.

The festival will take place at the junction of the Beauce and Eastern Townships region of Quebec which is approximately 1½ hour drive south from Quebec City, 1½ hour drive northeast from Sherbrook and a 1½ hour drive north from the Maine border crossing. Events will be held in the villages of Lambton, Saint-Simon-les-Mines, Stratford, Lac-Mégantic, Ville de Saint-Georges de Beauce, Marston and Stornoway. (Map of the area.)

In addition to the concerts, Festival participants will take part in classes such as guitar ensemble, string ensemble, chorus and master classes with faculty and guest artists. Private instruction will be offered in voice, all strings, classical guitar, electric guitar and piano.

The highly successful Vocal and Instrumental Programs will again bring together students from throughout the U.S. and Canada. Participants will be featured in concerts of opera scenes and arias, chamber music, music for solo piano, music from Italy, Spain and England, and the Festival Chorus. The programs' daily schedules will include lessons, coaching, master classes, repertoire classes and ensemble rehearsals.

The festival will also include a series of Open Programs open to all ages and levels.

This year the Festival Chorus, conducted by LeAnn Overton, will perform selections from Charles Gounod's Messe solennelle en l'honneur de Sainte-Cécile (St. Cecilia Mass) and several Candian folk songs. In addition, Festival Chorus participants from the community will take part in a voice workshop designed especially for them.

Guest artists this year will include world-renowned pianist Jeffrey Marcus, acclaimed Chinese pipa virtuoso Liu Fang and recordist Jeffrey Wahl.

Please join us for the 12th Midsummer Music Dream Music School & Festival starting July 28!

Listen to a CBC report about the 2011 Festival.

Midsummer Music Dream Music School & Festival
Harris Becker, Artistic Director
Christina Montalto, Festival Coordinator

Board of Directors
Harris Becker, President
Christina Montalto, Vice President
Michel Laflamme, Vice President
Line Blais, Secretary
Celyne Bellegarde, Treasurer

Twelve Concerts ➡
Open Programs ➡
  1. Children's Choir
  2. Rock Ensemble
  3. Chamber Ensemble
  4. Lessons in Classical & Electric Guitar, Woodwinds, Brass, Strings, Piano, Voice
  5. Festival Chorus
  6. Community Voice Workshops
Vocal Program ➡
  1. Voice Lessons
  2. Coachings
  3. Master Classes
  4. Opera and Song Performance
  5. Festival Chorus
  6. Chamber Ensembles
Instrumental Program ➡
  1. Performance Classes
  2. Chamber Ensembles
  3. Baroque String Ensemble
  4. Lessons in Classical & Electric Guitar, Modern & Baroque Violin, Cello, Viola, Piano
  5. Guitar Ensemble
  6. Guitar Technique
  7. Accompanying

Here is what students are saying about our programs:

Festival Lodging
Festival Participants. Dormitory lodging will available to you during the Festival. Go to the Contact page to learn more

A Midsummer Music Dream is now a non-profit organization in Quebec
Photos from Festival 2016 taken by Al Romito. Thank you, Al
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